This is a great cruise. In the summer, they are based in downtown Chattanooga and the trips take you through the TN River Gorge, but in Jan. and Feb. they are based in Sale Creek, TN (about 25 miles north of downtown) and the trip takes you up past Birchwood area, Hwy 60 bridge, up the Hiawassee River almost to the Hwy 58 bridge, then back down river and up a bit more of the TN River. It's a 3.5 hr trip. On our trip we saw deer, turkey, sandhill cranes, various ducks and water birds, great blue herons, 2 adult bald eagles, an immature eagle and a newly hatched baby eagle in the nest. The boat is very nice, climate controlled with tables inside and seating outside also. The food was very good...BBQ, slaw, potato salad, baked beans, desserts, tea, hot chocolate, coffee and hot tea. The staff was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and obviously enthusiastic about what they do. The depth and breadth of information was amazing. Take binoculars and a camera....that's all you need unless a jacket for cold and a hat for sun. Great family trip.